The National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSC) denies the allegations of boxer Hassan Ndam who denounced the diversion of athletes bonuses.
The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games ended on 21 August 2016. Cameroon returned empty-handed, did not really make waves, except in the drama category. Reasons being, the eternal problem of bonuses. In an exclusive interview with Cameroo-Info.Net, Hassan Ndam Njikam denounced what he considers the diversion of 24 athletes bonuses.
“To date, no athlete has received the qualification and training bonuses… For me, the only ones responsible for our diverted bonuses are officials of the Cameroonian delegation in collaboration with those of CNOSC … some athletes were not the ready due to lack of resources and finally, we got our bonuses diverted, “said the former WBO world champion in this interview published August 20, 2016.
Founded statements, according to a member of his delegation who spoke on condition of anonymity to La Nouvelle Expression (LNE) on newsstands August 29, 2016. “All the problems of bonuses that you heard were real; the manager had clearly said he had only performance bonuses payable, as well as equipment problems, “said this source.
At the CNOSC they deny these allegations. According to the head of communications of the proceedings approached by LNE, “all athletes had all their bonuses. Even he (Hassan Ndam, Ed) you are talking perceived these bonuses; and all athletes signed commitments that they will claim nothing more in Rio, apart from performance bonuses “.
On the airwaves of Soleil FM, an urban radio station based in Yaounde, Hassan Ndam persists and signs to have perceived nothing.
“I asked for my performance bonuses, they reassured me that I would perceive them at Rio, but they have not met their commitments,” says the boxer.
LNE analysis therefore that the bonuses were paid to some athletes, including volleyball players.
“All athletes received their bonuses as decided by the Government. Those who were not in Yaounde mandated people to collect their bonuses, “informs a source at the FECAVOLLEY.